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START UP Fund for Small Business
July 24, 2021

START UP Fund for Small Business

When it comes to funding, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Depending on where you’re at in your business, what type of funding you are seeking, and the amount you need, where you’ll look can vary widely. We’ve compiled a list from a variety of places to help you research and narrow down the options that are best for you. Loans: Small Business Administration…

How to START a Small Art Business?
May 25, 2021

How to START a Small Art Business?

Applied broadly, an art career can mean many different things. Some art careers involve working for a design company, or an advertising agency, or a gallery. Others involve working in the corporate world. But for most artists, the goal is eventually to go into business for themselves and use their talent and their passion to make a living as their own boss. It…

Starting a Small Business in Alberta
March 26, 2021

Starting a Small Business in Alberta

Deciding to open your own business was not a small decision you hastily made. It was the first decision of a lot of decisions – and likely one of the bigger ones you’ve made in your life – you will now be making. Some of the things you need to decide are: do you operate out of a home office or office space downtown; do you create your own website or hire someone…

Best Banking for Small Business Startup Loans
January 5, 2021

Best Banking for Small Business Startup Loans

Photograph by Leigh Reighton/Corbis Question: What steps should I take before applying for a loan to open a small business? I’d like to maximize my chances of getting a good response. Answer: Getting a small business bank loan is never easy, and it’s been especially difficult since the financial crash of 2008 and the lingering credit crunch. Even though small…

Starting a Small Business From Scratch
November 26, 2020

Starting a Small Business From Scratch

Welcome to Vend’s retail startup guide—a comprehensive “retail roadmap” that walks you through the ups and downs (and sometimes confusing parts) of setting up a brick-and-mortar store. Outlined below are the steps required to start a retail business. You’ll learn how to choose what products to sell, how to select the right location, how to finance your venture…

Easy Small Business to START
October 11, 2020

Easy Small Business to START

You can start a business in Georgia easily with the right resources. There are some questions to answer before you get started, like what kind of a business license do you need, do you need to register your business with the state, what tax structure is best for your small business, and other questions. Also, you should learn about labor laws and where you go…

Good Small Business to START
September 21, 2020

Good Small Business to START

This isn’t to say that there s anything wrong with starting a part-time business or starting a business when you are still working at a job. People have different energy levels and different capabilities. It’s just to say that to give yourself the best shot at starting a business, you have to be able to focus on it. So it’s the wrong time for starting a business…

Get Small Business Startup Loan
August 12, 2020

Get Small Business Startup Loan

Photo: Carol Kaliff / Hearst Connecticut Media Monica Guevara, center, is part of a panel during a seminar called Access to Capital for Small Business held at Western Connecticut State University Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Also on the panel are Nelson Merchan, left, and Sheila Hummel. Robert Barghause, instructor of finance at the university, far left, is the moderator…

START UP Cash for Small Business
April 14, 2020

START UP Cash for Small Business

Let s look at an example of a simple cash flow forecast for an example start-up. Example – Sophie & Jack Experienced interior designers Sophie and Jack decide to go into business together. They enter into a partnership, with each of them investing £5, into the business. Their product is a home-makeover service, modeled on the popular daytime television…

Best Small Business to START in Florida
January 5, 2020

Best Small Business to START in Florida

Richmond offers entrepreneurs the best of both worlds: an educated workforce, low costs, both government agencies and private-sector companies as potential customers, as well as a thriving outdoor lifestyle, great restaurants and cost-of-living advantages. The city is at the heart of the mid-Atlantic region, with 40 percent of the U.S. population within a day…

How to Get a Small Business Started?
November 6, 2019

How to Get a Small Business Started?

You keep hearing about Twitter, about how much it’s growing and how it can do great things for businesses and brands. But when it comes to implementing Twitter into your small business’s marketing strategy, you may be left scratching your head wondering where to even begin. To help you get over that initial learning curve, we’ve created this small business owner’s…

Small Business to START in College
October 17, 2019

Small Business to START in College

The Small Business Center is here to assist you in starting your own business or to help you expand your existing business. The SBC offers one-on-one confidential business counseling, workshops/seminars on a variety of business topics, and a resource library of electronic and print materials specifically dedicated to small businesses. All of our services are…

Funding a Startup Small Business
July 9, 2019

Funding a Startup Small Business

In part 1 of the “Startup vs. Small Business” I addressed what may be the most important differentiator between a startup and a small business: growth. While I hope that post was useful, especially from a theoretical standpoint, I want this one to go more directly to where the rubber meets the road. What’s the difference between how a startup funds their business…

Minority Small Business Startup Loans
February 19, 2019

Minority Small Business Startup Loans

Minority and women business owners are stronger applicants for federal grants. Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images It is a common misconception that the federal government provides free grant money for businesses. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and state and local governments are eligible for federal grants. Alternatively, minority first-time…

Small Business Loans to START a Business
October 21, 2018

Small Business Loans to START a Business

The world of business financing can be confusing—especially for first-time business owners just striking it out on their own. But not to worry. Fundera’s loan marketplace actually offers three kinds of small business startup loans for you to choose from. Check them out and see what fits your business best. Equipment financing is a small business startup loan…

Small Business START UP Money
August 2, 2018

Small Business START UP Money

Most businesses do not qualify for government grants. money, money, money image by easaab from Fotolia.com If you look hard enough, and sometimes get lucky, you might find free money to help start your business — a grant. You should not, however, bank on getting one, because grants are extremely hard to find. Despite what some people say, the federal government…

Starting a HVAC Small Business
February 3, 2018

Starting a HVAC Small Business

Technology is a silent partner to all HVAC businesses. Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images One benefit to starting a heating, ventilation and air conditioning business is that you can begin with a small investment in time and resources, and then grow your company at your own pace. Another advantage is that the HVAC industry tends to mirror the fast and forwardly…

Micro Loans for Small Business Startup
October 1, 2017

Micro Loans for Small Business Startup

In the United States, a whopping 543, new businesses are launched each month. Sadly, half of all start-ups aren’t able to keep their doors open for more than five years. The failure of many small businesses is due, in large part, to lack of funding. In the last several years, however, there has been a surge of microfinance institutions popping up across the…

Financial Assistance for Small Business Startup
August 8, 2017

Financial Assistance for Small Business Startup

The nation’s economic woes have made it tougher for small businesses to get loans and grants. The SBA’s (PDF) loan volume is edging up for fiscal 2013 over 2012, but it’s still down from 2011’s numbers. No statistical data is available for grants, but government budgets have been tight the past few years and many grant dollars are given by local and state governments…

Government Help to START Small Business
July 8, 2017

Government Help to START Small Business

An SBA guaranteed loan can help your business succeed. Yagi Studio/Photodisc/Getty Images Any entrepreneur might need government assistance in starting a business, as there are several aspects of a business to investigate to get off on the right foot. Local, state and federal agencies established compliance requirements and legal issues. Additionally an entrepreneur…

Most Profitable Small Business to START
June 20, 2017

Most Profitable Small Business to START

Not only will it give you a chance to establish yourself in the market but it will also help you make handsome money this year. These ideas for small business are not just money-making but also captivating at the same time. Through this article business amateurs will relish their work while enjoying their targeted economic benefits. Entrepreneurs must realize…

Money to START a Small Business
January 26, 2017

Money to START a Small Business

How much is it going to cost you to start the business you’ve dreamed of? In 2009, the Kauffmann Foundation estimated that the average start-up cost was approximately $30, . The truth is that no business is the same and many micro-businesses can get started for as little as $3, or less. These businesses are often home-based sole proprietorships with low upfront…

Best Small Business Loans for Startups
December 12, 2016

Best Small Business Loans for Startups

Despite what you might see on late-night infomercials or some websites, none of the SBA s loan programs involve free money, government grants or no-interest loans. In fact, the SBA doesn t even lend funds directly to entrepreneurs-you ll need to strike up a relationship with a loan officer at your local bank, credit union or nonprofit financial intermediary to…

How to START a Small Salon Business?
May 17, 2017

How to START a Small Salon Business?

If you’re committed to opening a salon, you’ll need more than an ounce of determination to get started. Here are a few things you’ll want to do before you open your shop: Make a business plan No business can function properly without a business plan. You need a roadmap, a document that will guide your business to success. It doesn’t have to be a long drawn out…

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